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There is perhaps no species more misunderstood than the bald eagle – for centuries, Americans have celebrated it as “majestic” and “noble,” yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol, pushing the eagle to the brink of extinction not once, but twice. Jack E. Davis, professor of environmental history at the University of Florida and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf: An American Sea, will share the panoramic history of the bird and the icon, combining natural and cultural history to create a more complete picture of our national symbol and, in turn, America’s relationship to the environment. Davis’s presentation is based on his highly-acclaimed new book The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America’s Bird (March, 2022).
Jack E. Davis is the author of the award-winning The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea and An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century. A professor of environmental history at the University of Florida, he lives in Florida and New Hampshire.